Registration Open for Children and Teens Summer Programs at FCC

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Programs offer a variety of hands-on classes and flexible schedules from June to August

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Registration is now open for interactive summer programs at Frederick Community College for children and teenagers aged six to 15 years old. There are options for half-day or full-day schedules, with before and after care also available for the first time this year.

“FCC prides itself on offering educational opportunities for all our community members, and that includes children and teenagers,” FCC President Elizabeth Burmaster said. “It is a highlight of our summer each year to have so many young people bring their energy to FCC and enjoy our interactive learning programs.”

The Kids on Campus and Teens on Campus programs offer hands-on engaging classes designed to keep children and teens academically engaged during the summer months while also having fun. Classes are available in a variety of topics, including science, technology, culinary and creative arts, music, fitness, the outdoors, and more.

There are additional classes at the FCC Monroe Center for middle school students focused on technical skills and career exploration.

“FCC has been a destination for educational summer fun for 25 years and each year we add new and exciting classes to keep up with what kids and teens are interested in,” Karen Freeman, FCC Youth Programs Manager said. “We also know many working parents need more flexibility and all-day options, so this year, we’ve added before and aftercare, meaning parents can build a schedule that works for them and have coverage starting at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m.”

Classes are available weekly from June 29 to August 14. Morning classes run from 9 a.m. to noon, while afternoon classes run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with the exception of Theatricks Circus Arts and Video Storytelling that run for full days and include lunch. Students who opt for a morning and afternoon class can also sign up for “lunch bunch,” where all students eat together in the Student Center. Supervised before and after care are available from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

There are over 180 classes to choose from this year, including:

  • Catapults & Launchers: Slinging Things with Style
  • Adventure: Rainforest!
  • Bridges, Earthquakes and Roller Coasters: Structural Exploration
  • Drama Daze
  • Forensic Science Academy
  • Green Screen Extravaganza
  • Grow It! Hydroponics and Composting
  • Harry Potter & the Horror Fiction Genre
  • Junior Engineers: LEGOs® WeDo Coding & Robotics
  • Makerspace Creations: Design and Construction
  • Musical Whimsy
  • Right on the Money
  • Small Engine Technology
  • Spy Academy
  • Stop Motion Animation with LEGOs
  • Theatricks Circus Experience – All Day!
  • Video Storytelling – All Day!
  • Wizarding World: Wand Basics 101
  • Woodworking for Teens
  • Video Game Design

To browse classes, get more information, or to register, click here.

For more information, contact Karen Freeman, FCC Youth & Community Education Program Manager, at (301) 846-2661 or

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